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News & information from the world of the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic

Information events in Brig, Sierre and Sion about cataract surgery  

The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic Visp | Sierre | Sion invites you to an information event about cataract operations and intraocular implants of the latest  generation.

Kristof Vandekerckhove, MD, Chief Physician and Ophthalmic Surgeon at Vista Alpina, and one of his colleagues will lead the event.

Please register by email with your first & last name.

Wednesday, 07.06.2023, 6pm

Alfred Grünwald Saal
Sennereigasse 26, 3900 Brig

Presentation in German

Wednesday, 21.06.2023, 6pm

Rue de l’Industrie 22, 1951 Sion

Presentation in French

Registration is mandatory.

Vista Alpina Eye Clinic celebrates its 15th anniversary

On 21 April 2023 we successfully celebrated our 15th anniversary with numerous staff and patients at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage in Zermatt. The evening was introduced by two very interesting lectures on the topics of cataract and implantable contact lenses by our head physician Dr. Vandekerckhove, our senior physician Dimitri Baeriswyl

and our lens specialist Claudia Hahnloser, and was rounded off by an aperitif followed by an anniversary celebration. 

The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic looks back on a successful & interesting evening in every respect and looks forward to further exciting years.


Vista Alpina hosts second successful information evening

The lecture series continues: On 15 March 2023, our head physician and ophthalmic surgeon Dr Kristof Vandekerckhove and our ophthalmologist and senior physician Dimitri Baeriswyl spoke to more than 100 people on the topic of cataract surgery and the latest generation of intraocular lenses.

The team of the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic enjoyed from this successful evening with many interested people and a pleasant exchange afterwards. 

Vista Alpina Eye Clinic informs about cataract surgery and latest generation intraocular lenses


In front of 150 interested people, Chief Physician Dr. Vandekerckhove and Ophthalmologist Dr. Maslennikova presented everything about cataract surgery and the latest generation of intraocular lenses at the La Poste Congress Centre in Visp on 8 March.

The team of the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic enjoyed from this successful evening with many interested people and a pleasant exchange afterwards. 

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Recognized further training facility for specialist titles in 2021

Vista Alpina is proud to again be the only recognized training center for eye doctors and eye surgeons in Valais in 2023. We were again granted the authorization for both specialist directions by the Swiss Institute for Continuing Medical Education (SIWF).

Only clinics that meet the strict SIWF criteria defined by the wide range of medical services and the composition of the team of doctors are recognized as further training centers for resident doctors.

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Radio rro: Interview series in German on cataracts.

It is one of the most common eye diseases. Cataract. It is a clouding of the lens of the eye.


In the seven-part interview series with the Upper Valais radio station rro, Kristof Vandekerckhove, MD, explains to listeners,

what cataracts are all about, how they can be cured, and the various options for a glasses-free life after surgery thanks to the use of intraocular lenses.

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Radio rro: Kurzsichtigkeit. Kaputte Augen durch Lockdown?, dr. vandekerckhove, corona lock down, nutzung digitale medien, schädigung augen

Radio rro: Short-sightedness. Eyes disease due to lockdown?

Dr Vandekerckhove interviewed by Radio rro on the risk of developing myopia due to increased use of PCs, tablets and mobile phones:

"Spending hours in front of a screen has become part of everyday life for many people in the lockdown.

A study now says that this in particular could have serious consequences for children. The permanent focus on the screen and little time outdoors are just some of the consequences of lockdown.[...]"

Listen to the interview
NZZ am Sonntag

NZZ am Sonntag: Cataract. New lenses for better vision.

By Felicitas Witte, 31.10.2020
At first the environment appears blurred and out of focus, later more colourless, as if through a fog. Light dazzles and driving becomes difficult. Usually both eyes are affected. The diagnosis: cataract.

The older people get, the higher the risk: from the age of 70, more than every second person has a cataract.


Only an operation improves vision. The ophthalmologist removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial one.

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EDOF: the latest bifocal lens technology at Vista Alpina for seeing without glasses

"EDOF" stands for "Extended Depth Of Focus" and characterises a new generation of implantable eye lenses in the field of vision without glasses.

A special lens design, developed according to the varifocal principle, results in a bifocal lens that enables sharp vision at two distances.

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